February 25, 2022

ACORE Celebrates Historic New York Bight Offshore Wind Auction 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), following the completion of the New York Bight Offshore Wind Lease Auction.

“The New York Bight offshore wind lease auction – the largest in our nation’s history – is an undeniable sign of the momentum behind the transition to a renewable energy economy. With winning bids totaling roughly $4.37 billion across six separate leases, renewable energy developers have demonstrated their commitment to accelerating the growth of the U.S. offshore wind sector to unlock clean, affordable energy and create thousands of jobs.

“The unprecedented interest in the New York Bight lease sites is one component of our once-in-a-generation opportunity to promote a thriving offshore wind sector, along with investing in our domestic manufacturing capabilities, reforming the transmission planning and interconnection processes, and enacting a long-term clean energy tax platform.”



About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.


Media Contacts:

Blake McCarren, Communications Manager, ACORE
mccarren@acore.org | 301.661.7375 (c)

Alex Hobson, Vice President of Communications, ACORE
hobson@acore.org | 202.777.7584 (o) | 202.594.0706 (c)